Letters: Importance of education for all, especially stay-at-home moms

Published: Saturday, Jan. 19 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Heather MacFadyen, mother of four boys - Watts, Price, Quade and Knox (not yet born in photo) - and wife to Bruce MacFadyen, appreciates the positive imaging of stay-at-home moms in ad campaigns such as a P&G commercial. "Recognizing the mundane tasks involved in raising moral, ethical, successful adults, and giving them value encouraged this weary mom's heart," she said.

Joshua Dickinson

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I loved Miss Utah Kara Arnold's platform as she competed in the Miss America pageant. Her devotion to inspiring students to consider careers in science, technology and math is commendable. Education is the key to a happy and productive life.

Arnold, however, may have wanted to rephrase a comment she made to the Deseret News ("Miss Utah puts medical school on hold, heads to Miss America to promote STEM about the platform," Jan. 1): "They can take these fields of study and apply them to anything, even if they're just going to be a stay-at-home mom."

My suggestion: They can take these fields of study and apply them to anything, especially if they choose to be a stay-at-home mom.

Becky Beddoes


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